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Óscar Valdez will return to the ring before an old acquaintance. According to ESPN, the Mexican will face American Adam López again on May 20 in Las Vegas, Nevada (USA). The rematch between the super featherweights will be the co-main event of the card starring Devin Haney and Vasiliy Lomachenkofor the undisputed lightweight champion.
The first time that both boxers were face to face on the ring was in November 2019, also in Las Vegas, with a victory for the Mexican. On that occasion, Valdez knocked out López in the seventh round.despite the fact that the American managed to knock him down in the second round of the fight.
Oscar Valdez seeks to recover from his first setback as a professional, which occurred against champion Shakur Stevenson in April 2022 by unanimous decision of the judges, and in which he also lost the World Boxing Council (WBC) super featherweight belt. Although his return to action was scheduled for February 3 against his compatriot Emanuel ‘Vaquero’ Navarrete, for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) title, the Mexican had to withdraw from the bout after suffering an injury. rib injury.
According to ESPN, if the Mexican defeats Adam López again Vaquero Navarrete will most likely defend his WBO super featherweight title for the first time against his compatriot this same year, a belt he obtained by knocking out Liam Wilson in February of this year.
Boxer Óscar Valdez has a record of 30 victories, 23 of them by knockout, and one defeat in his professional career. For his part, Adam López comes from losing by unanimous decision of the judges against Abraham Nova, in a fight that took place on January 14. The American boxer has a record of 16 wins (6 KO’s) and four losses.
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